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American Watchdog Group Member Killed In Ukraine Explosion

He said Russian Federation would start supplying power to the area. The Ukrainian ombudsman for human rights, Valeria Lutkovska, criticized the government's decision to cut off the power in Luhansk, saying it would further alienate people living in separatist-held areas from the central government in Kiev. [Full Article...]

US criticises president Salva Kiir, urges truce in South Sudan

US criticises president Salva Kiir, urges truce in South Sudan Haley spoke of the on-going violence, worsening food insecurity, massive displacements, and the dangers to humanitarian workers in the young but failing country. Independent since 2011, the world's newest country was plunged into civil war two years later. "Virtually no part of the country is immune from conflict", he said. [Full Article...]

Iran confirms rejecting appeal by held British-Iranian woman

Iran confirms rejecting appeal by held British-Iranian woman According to Zaghari-Ratcliffe's parents, the Iranian terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards have repeatedly tried to force her to confess to training spies but she has always refused to lie. "We've had a year, the legal process is finished, so I think the (British) Government needs to step up, find a way to visit her, say that she's innocent and call for her release publicly", he told the Press A... [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour to guarantee EU citizens' rights if wins election

Running well behind, his Labour Party went on the offensive on Tuesday, berating May for a "reckless" approach to the Brexit talks that will start in earnest in June. He added: " Keir Starmer has been banging on for months that we need a clear detailed plan, the government has produced one and he's said he would scrap it, but hold on, "we're not going to tell you what Labour would do until after ... [Full Article...]

Babachir Lawal Appears Before Osinbajo Investigative Panel

Babachir Lawal Appears Before Osinbajo Investigative Panel NAIJ.com recalls that Lawal was indicted by the Senate committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east for allegedly awarding a N200 million contract for the clearing of grass at IDP camp in Yobe state to a company in which he has interest. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to sink United States aircraft carrier

North Korea threatens to sink United States aircraft carrier North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them previous year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States. It has also carried out a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions. North Korea says its nuclear program is for self-defense and has warned the United States of a nuclear attack in response to any aggression. [Full Article...]

Timber Industry Welcomes Lumber Tariffs; Trudeau Warns of 'Thickening Border'

Timber Industry Welcomes Lumber Tariffs; Trudeau Warns of 'Thickening Border' Trudeau criticized "baseless allegations" from the US on softwood lumber and pledged to "vigorously defend" Canadian interests, a statement from his office said. The U.S. and Canada are also wrangling over dairy. The problem is worse. "The tariff that was announced today is a good first step but we don't believe it's enough", Regan said. [Full Article...]

Halliburton gains from surge in North America drilling

Halliburton gains from surge in North America drilling Citigroup Inc reduced their price target on Halliburton Company from $65.00 to $63.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Carre Eric also sold $478,050 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Tuesday, January 10. Halliburton's reactivation costs are expected to persist into the second quarter, President Jeffrey Miller said on the call. [Full Article...]

The Wall is Going to Get Built, Folks

But there are still obstacles to passing a spending bill by Friday, sources tell CNN . Among the sticking points is the fate of cost-sharing arrangements that help reduce health insurance costs for low-income Americans buying plans through the Affordable Care Act, the reform implemented by Trump's predecessor Barack Obama. [Full Article...]

Reports of N.Korea Artillery Drill as US Sub Arrives

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint on North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump, who also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the USA and Japan began joint naval drills in the region. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. On April 15, North Korea offered a look at its advancing nuclear weapon and missile programs in a ... [Full Article...]

Atlanta Braves Win Back-to-Back Games on Back-to-Back Jacks

Atlanta Braves Win Back-to-Back Games on Back-to-Back Jacks Chapman allowed a two-out walk to Randal Grichuk and a double to pinch-hitter Jose Martinez before Dexter Fowler - the closer's teammate on the World Series champion Cubs a year ago - grounded out to second to end it. The Atlanta Braves proved that again on Friday. White Sox's Soto to DL • The Chicago White Sox have placed catcher Geovany Soto on the 10-day disabled list because of an inflamed... [Full Article...]

Trump admits being president is 'much harder' than expected

I'm saying to myself, 'You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. WASHINGTON-As the benchmark of the Trump administration's first 100 days in office approaches, so does the looming midnight weekend deadline when many agencies within the government are due to run out of money unless Congress adopts a continuing resolution. [Full Article...]

France's Le Pen steps down as party leader

The National Front leader had advanced to the second round of France's presidential election along with centrist Emmanuel Macron . Le Pen won 21.4 percent of the vote on Sunday to 23.9 percent for Macron, who is now projected to defeat her by a margin of about 20 points in the runoff. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn's Russian Federation payment likely broke disclosure laws, lawmakers say

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Reps. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top lawmakers on the committee, told reporters on Tuesday that Flynn inappropriately received almost $34,000 for a 2015 speech in Moscow for the Russian propaganda outlet RT. [Full Article...]

Seoul: North Korea holds drills to mark military anniversary

Tension on the Korean Peninsula was high on the anniversary, with US and South Korean missile destroyers also due to hold a live-fire exercise in the western sea on the North Korean border. Angered by the approach of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea , which has carried on nuclear and missile tests in defiance of successive rounds of United Nations sanctions, said on Mond... [Full Article...]

Former Trump adviser Flynn likely broke law with Russian Federation trip: Lawmakers

While Chaffetz stopped short of accusing Flynn of outright deception, noting that "it would be a little strong to say that he flat-out lied", the former Trump campaign adviser could face up to five years of jail time, according to The Washington Post. [Full Article...]

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race The euro surged against the United States dollar and the yen sank on Monday on relief over Emmanuel Macron's victory against anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections. On Monday, François Fillon , who placed third in the April 23 first round with 20.01 percent of the vote and so will not be a contender in the May 7 second round, said he will not s... [Full Article...]

Canada-US relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant,' says PM

Canada-US relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant,' says PM The tariffs of as much as 24 percent announced by the US late Monday are "inappropriate", said Seth Kursman, a spokesman for Resolute Forest Products Inc. After a friendly meeting in Washington earlier this year with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump said he was mostly happy with Canadian trade and just wanted to make some tweaks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). [Full Article...]

USA blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan

USA blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan The assault at the headquarters of the Afghan army's 209th Corps, which appears to be the deadliest-ever insurgent attack on an Afghan military installation, raises questions about the security forces' ability to combat the Taliban. The attack was the deadliest on the security forces since 2001. The Afghan military and security forces, with 195,000 soldiers and more than 150,000 policemen, have ... [Full Article...]

Good work on Libya Trump tells Gentiloni (2)

Good work on Libya Trump tells Gentiloni (2) The leaders also discussed the upcoming Group of Seven summit in Sicily next month, cooperation between the nations on counter-terrorism, the anti-Islamic State campaign, the situation in Libya and migration. "We want to see the parties come together, have one political solution, one government, one military, so the Libyan people can move forward", Haley said. [Full Article...]


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